Mad #494 on stands this week

Mad #494 , October 2008
Hey Y’all

Just wanted to drop this on you. The new (October 08) issue of Mad Magazine hits the stands this week, and it features 4 of my illustrations in an article titled “50 Worst Things About the Internet”. The article also features amazing art by Drew Friedman, Rick Tulka , Leonardo Rodriguez, Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer.

Grab a copy for yourself, and one for moms!

Mad Magazine for Kids #12, 2008

Also on stands is Mad Magazine for Kids issue #12, which features a Family Funnies strip I drew.

Do it to it!

Lates,

Jose

Internet House Party 109- Dinninit!

Yauh!

Gonna make this quick, gotta get back on my grind.
I broke away from coloring for a second to do a little bit of sketching
here and there. Nothing big. I’m dying to do more drawing.







The top three were from my trip to L.A. during the summer.
Last one I did yesterday. gold star for me.


Old character (and Evil DJ Cap’m Hook’s
original nemesis) Deejay Poppyseedgluvs.
Redone with a Comeups hat.

Here’s a quickie flyer I designed for my homie Maker.
It’s his Birthday Party tonight! I better see you there.
Mr. Motherfucking Dibbs will be there.
Cain’t go wrong.

Deeds related characters.

and here’s some color work I’ve been on.
First, the Earthworms’ new album cover.
Drawing by Foodone, finishes by Jose G

line work

colors.

and here’s a couple peeks of what I’ve been working on for the past couple months- Magic Pickle by Scott Morse. Dropping next summer
from Scholastic Books (Graphix)
Scott and Scholastic asked me to add color to the Magic Pickle graphic
novel, which was originally published by Oni Press.
I should be done with it this weekend.



Next stop- Smileytower!
Be sure to check my profile page to keep up on my live art and
DJ gigs.
Oh, and subscribe to my blog. I promise I’ll be your friend 🙂
Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend.
Peace,
Jose
a/k/a/ crazy pickle arm. Gammaay some canday!!!

Contents of this blog, © 2007 Jose Garibaldi, except
Magic Pickle © 2007 Scott Morse and
Earthworms image  © 2007 Jim Mahfood

I.H.P. no.108- Filth Flarn Filth


Well, I was hoping to post this last friday, but as I was nearly done typing
out this elaborate, epic blog, my page refreshed and I lost everything. I should’ve
known better. Anyway, I’ll try to do a better job of posting this on
blogger or livejournal as well as on myspace. A lot of people complain
that I post on myspace…
hmm… It’s been a while since I last posted. Frankly, the more time passes
(between blogs)the less I feel like posting. Shit, I think the last time
was before summer kicked off.
I’d write about my summer, but there was far too much going on.
From the gazillion freelance projects I took on, to my California trip,
Uberjam, Wizard World and after party.. and so on. At this point I
really can’t think of everything that happened…I do have a bunch of new artwork. Most of what I’ve been working
on you will probably won’t see any time soon. But It’ll be worth the wait.

I’ve noticed the blog has been getting quite a few hits although
the updates have been lacking. Awresome!

I’ve been feeling a little burnt again. I’m not
salty. Just a little tired. Honestly,
I’m really excited about what I’ve been working
on. Next year is what’s up.


Trying not to push it too much, but I gotta make up for
the meager output of the last few years.
So, on to the art.
A little theme music, please?

I’ll start with some commissions done at Wizard World.
I was set up with Mike Huddleston, Mike Bianco, and
Jim Mahfood. My crew is better than yours.


Mr. Peanut on a mini canvas


Polar bear X Penguins on mini canvas
Before the convention, I started working on drawings to sell
at my table (since I didn’t have any print material available)


Douchebag from The Wizard

Donkey Kong

Super Mario Bros. 2

Wonder Woman
The afterparties we held this year (Friday at Darkroom,
Saturday at The Black Beetle) were off the chain. This
thing gets bigger every year. Thanks to everybody who came
through to kick off the dance party.
Big up- Pickel, Intel, Elevation, J.Lee, Mahf
Huddleston, Food One, Bianco, Carl, Blaylock

If you weren’t there, you missed the debut of
DJ Cluepac

a/k/a Cluepeezy, ?Pac, Cloopdog, Cloopay Fyasko, Macluevelli

back from the dead to solve mysteries.
on the dj table….
Don’t want to get into it just yet, but I just wanted to
show off designs from a couple original
concepts I’m working on…

Sheila, Scott, Johnny, Mr. Cruz and Carl

Davey Wurst and Afro-Brites
I’ll keep you posted as news develops
(plus a few additional weeks/months/years)
AAAnd lastly, I’m sure you all remember

…Teen Heaven?
The first chapter will be done soon (I swear!)
Rather than putting out a 168 page black and white graphic novel,
I will be serializing it (about quarterly) over the next couple years.
It will be in full color. And as it stands, free.
Online. Unless somebody offers a deal I can’t refuse.
I’m dying to get this story done and out. I jut couldn’t deal with rushing
this out just to meet a deadline (and for little to no cash)
When I started working on it in 04, I found myself having to cut

much of the story in order to meet the deadline/page count.
I’ve had more ideas since then, so a limitless page count is exactly
what I need at this point….
MYSPACE EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!

limited edition jpeg of “New Edition” ADAM.
Right click and save while supplies last!!!!!!Teen Heaven will be serialized in .Smileytower.,
an online mag that will also feature Deeds and
other art/stories
from me.


I’m hoping to launch it January 1st, 2008.
no. I WILL launch it 01/01/08
I’ll keep you in the know. Cuz I love you.

If you check this blog from time to time, please subscribe.
it’s free, it’s one click, and you’ll be notified everytime
I’ve got something to say. er, show.
Hope all’s good with you, catch you on the flipsides!!!!

Peace,

Jose
a/k/a- ?Pac

http://www.smileytower.com
don’t forget, all art on this blog is © 2007 Jose J Garibaldi
Steal on my art, I steel on yo face

Food’s on the table, pabst in the fridge…

Yo. Ho. Ho. I’m fuckin tired today, so I’m sure I’ll screw this post
all to hell. I need my nap.
I promise next week I’ll be friendlier. Wonder if they’ll let me leave
the office early if I pass out at my desk. It’s worth a shot….

I’ll start with the “available now” news-
Project: Romantic has officially hit the stands this week. Got
my copies in the mail (along with a fancy limited hardcover
edition- Thanks, Chris!!!) and I gotta say this book is lovely.
I’ve never been this impressed with the printing of my work.
You could also see every brush stroke in Scott Morse‘s art.
Props on the hard work. Hell Yeah, Adhouse!!!

Cover by Maris Wicks
Please support this book. Everybody poured their hearts and
jellybeans into this mug…..

Also available is the latest issue of Mad Kids. Look for my Family Funnies strip in the Alfred’s Brain Drool section..

got some new Character designs-

for an idea I’s got brewin….

Cal City Whut!?

I was gonna post a bunch of sketches and doodles next, but the
scanner took a shit again. Daymn.
So instead you get some promos-
Tonight! Peabe and Joey D have a gallery show. I’m gonna
try and make this if I’m not dead to the world. Probably
roll in w/ Pickel….

Come through, support Chicago artists!

-Next Tuesday and Wednesday- Mike Huddleston and I will be
painting live! Tuesday at Tini Martini and Weds at The Funky
Buddha Lounge. Check my profile for details. ComeUps in full
effect!

-Ain’t the new Formulawerks site the illest?

So, dear friends, I will leave you with this. I’m not going to say what
it’s all about, but it’s the reason I was up til 5:30am last night-

shhhh……

T minus ninety minutes til mimis..

roooooonnnnnnnnncck.

J to the izzo.

p.s. I’ve been on this big Dilla kick. Prolly since he produced 90%
of my music collection. R.I.P……

words and images on the blog are © 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Well, all
except the project romantiv cover, the mad kids cover, and even the
nemo image.. But those Character designs are MINE!! Any of you
fools steal my shit, I’ll find a way to (legally) break your thumbs. If not,
then I guess I’ll just sue the holy fuckin shit out of you…
and that’s one to grow on.

“It’s been a long time” No. 3,000 : New Characters and Art- Edited

Hooooo! Over two months since the last update!
I’ve had a lot going on lately, sadly not as productive as I’d like to be.
Been swimming through these clouds over my head, I wonder
if it’s the weather shifts. I keep starting new scam comics, end
up trashing them before I could finish.
So, what’s the haps?

I have a new website:
www.littlebrownheart.com

I’ve been featured on www.drawn.ca
(thanks, guys! You blew my hit counter up and I couldn’t be
happier about it)

Bunch of shit is brewing in my secret skull. A couple short stories
by year’s and an original Jose G comic series, hopefully early
07. Hopefully.

Got three pages in an upcoming issue of Mad magazine. Don’t
know which one, though…

Here’s a bunch of new, original character designs.
They’re all part of the Little Brown Heart takeover.


left- King Aesthetic, right- Twin Brother King Haterbaldi
Characters in progress


Do Rags and Top hats


Afro-Brites


Chameleon Girl


E-Roy

E-Roy’s Sneaks

EDIT: the previous Sunshine image I posted was foul. It had a
layer which was out of place. All is corrected.


Sunshine Smiles

Detail
Plus, I also wanted to post a close up of her earrings-



Bonehead- the first character I ever created, back in 6th grade.
He’s been upgraded and incorporated into the Teen Heaven
Universe….

The shirt design

I’ve got more character designs in the works.

Tonight! at the Moda 3 Gallery in Milwaukee

Here are a couple of my contributions:

Jose G vs Blutt – the first Chameleon Girl!


Jose G vs Revise CMW number 7,080

Gonna be off the hook. Shit, I’m running late!
I promise to update soon!

Oh yeah- TEASE!

Laters!

Jose

artwork and characters © & ™ 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Reposting and/or republishing without my consent is prohibited

Imitating Life: Wordless Version…

 

Popimagehas posted a preview of Adhouse Book’s upcoming anthology, Project: Romantic, on their website. They chose to feature my contribution, Imitating Life, for the article. You could read the story in full by following this link.
Below are the pages sans lettering. As I dove into it, I neglected to work the word ballons into the composition in the early stages of the art. Ultimately, I think I was able to work them in there pretty well.. Yet, a lot of the details, etc. were covered by dialogue. So here’s the uncut stuff….hi res.

Enjooey.

©2006 Jose Garibaldi

and the pencils…



guh’night..

Jose G

New website, live art and other nuggets…

Yo!
Don’t know what I’m doing, gotta get my ass in gear to prepare for
Wizard World. I will have a table this year, splitting it with Dave
Crosland (hiredmeat.com)
We are going to have a banging afterparty this year on the 5th. I’m
sure you heard already, I musta sent a cheechillion invites today.
And you’ll hear about it some more until I’m absolutely positive each
and every one of you will show. It sucks because a great deal of
people I was hoping to kick it with won’t be making the treck to the
city of wind this year. Fackin losers.
So, last night I got the idea to do a more professional website for
myself. I haven’t updated my own (josegaribaldi.com) site in like
three/four years, I doubt I’ll ever update it again. Long story.
But the new site-
www.littlebrownheart.com
It’ll have new art (probably nothing done before 05, maybe 04)
But it’ll be a bit of a new start. Time for some new shit. Time to let it
be known.
Last night I finished one side of the afterparty flyer. Plus I did a
banner. check it..


In living color…

drawings by Jim Mahfood, myself and Mike Bianco
I’ll post the Huddleston, Crosland, Bianco side tomorrow
Click on the links below (except for Bianco’s. His is still under
developement,,) Check out the art, check out the music created by
the deejays. I guarantee you won’t be still once Pickel drops a little
poison ass praying on you…..

WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO AFTER PARTY
Live art-
Jim Mahfood, Jose Garibaldi, Dave Crosland,
Mike Huddleston and Mike Bianco
Sounds provided by The Comeup-
Deejay Pickel, Intel and Maker
with guest DJ Mahf
Saturday, August 8th
9pm- 3am
The Black Beetle
2532 W. Chicago Ave

21+ No Cover
Art will be for sale

I can’t wait for this shit.
Also, I finished that cover…

film at 11.

Hope all is good, talk to you soon.
Latars!!
Jose G

psst- errthing on this page is ©2006 Jose Garibaldi
except the photos in the banner, and Jim, Mike Mike and Dave’s artwork.
oh yeah, and this isn’t copyrighted by me, either…

ain’t no fun….

yeah it is.
I lied.
Painting, drawing, especially for yourself-
tons of fun.

I had a great time last Saturday. Haiku killed it.
Geti killed it. Crucial killed it.
Thanks to these cats for letting me push paint around.
I think these are some of my favorite pieces I’ve ever
done at any of these live art events. If you haven’t been
to one of ’em, stop slacking, come out, support and
have a good time. The deejays are the shit, artists are
the bomb, and everyone is there to have big fun.

Here are the two paintings I did at the Dennehy
realease show, Saturday, July 8fth—

This has got to be the fastest painting I’ve ever done.


I had other plans for this piece while I painted the background.
As I laid down the gray b.g., I thought to do an image resembling
a black and white sticker of some face (or some other dumb shit.)
Then I looked at it, and this appeared to me. That shit sounds crazy,
and I’m not a religious cat, but I swear ‘fo god that’s what happened.
Out of all the pieces I’ve painted live (and off the top of my dome),
this is my favorite. Hams down.
I still want to touch it up, tighten the piece up like Archie Bell
did the Drells.

The weekend before I painted at Untitled on Clark. I didn’t finish
the piece, but plan to go back into it. She’s holding a knife…

never wrong a woman.

The following images are for the front and back covers of
a book I hope to have available next month. It’s called
Wait For Me, and it’s a collection of short stories, sketches,
concept art and character designs.
These images are close to being done, just couldn’t wait
to post them. The line drawings were done three years ago,
hence the specs, shaved head and goatee. And the Hulk pants.
I colored these pages a week ago, so it’s a strange blend of
old and new…

the front…wip

the back… ditto

Hope all is good. This sucka is tired. Don’t believe Intel or Brandy when they ask you out for “one beer”. Boolshet.

Laters!
Jose G

all content on this blog ©2006 Jose J Garibaldi